TERRE HAUTE NORTH FOOTBALL PARENT MEETING STAFF

Report
The Mission of the Terre Haute North football
program is to impact the lives of the studentathletes who participate in the program. We
want the boys who enter this program as
freshmen, to leave when they are seniors, as
young men ready to accept the challenges of
life. Our student athletes will: 1. Earn a high
school diploma, 2. represent themselves, family,
teammates, coaches, and school with class on and
off the field, and 3. learn to compete on and off the
field.
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DO WHAT IS RIGHT
2. DO YOUR BEST
3. GOLDEN RULE
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ATTITUDE-BE POSITIVE
WORK HARD
NO EXCUSES
SENSE OF URGENCY
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
EXPECT VICTORY
FINISH
 Three
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3.
C’s
Commitment
Character
Consistency
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1.
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3.
E’s
Effort
Execution
Enthusiasm
Violations of team rules may result in the following:
 PUSH-UPS
 PPC: Post Practice Conditioning - Can get up to 5 days
 PROBATION: Repeat offenses, coming off of
suspension, cannot start if on probation. Athletes will
be in PPC until off probation.
 SUSPENSION: Cannot play in games, PPC.
 EXCLUSION: Removed from team
 Major violations of team rules including use of alcohol,
other drugs, violation of state law, etc., will result in a
two game suspension. Second offense will result in
removal from the team.
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“I SURROUND MYSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT
TO BE MOTIVATED” Mike Ditka
“MOTIVATION IS SIMPLE, SIMPLY ELIMINATE
THOSE WHO ARE NOT MOTIVATED” Lou Holtz
MOTIVATION COMES FROM WITHIN, AS WELL AS
FROM AN ORGANIZED SYSTEM, DISCIPLINE, A
CARING STAFF, GOOD FACILITIES, AND GOOD
SCHEMES
OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES DISCUSSIONS ON
TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT,
PERSEVERANCE, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE,
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, AND CHARACTER. THESE
TALKS WILL BE LED BY OUR STAFF, GUEST
SPEAKERS, ETC.
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1 PLAY IN 20 VARSITY QUARTERS
Can earn quarters by: Service
learning/charitable projects, off-season
commitment, scout team player of the week,
honor roll.
Scout team player of the year will letter.
Coaches discretion.
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All out of season functions are as mandatory as
they can be without being mandatory—
COMMITMENT!
All in season functions are mandatory.
One unexcused absence will result in a one
game suspension. Two unexcused absences
will result in removal from the team.
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School functions are excused absences.
Parental contact before the absence or after an
“emergency” situation may be excused.
Hair cuts, senior pictures, fall break, Labor
Day, and family reunions are not excused
absences.
Try to schedule dentist/doctor appointments
around practice/school. Lost practice time
may result in lost playing time.
HEAT MANAGEMENT
 CONCUSSIONS
 MRSA
 ATHLETIC PHYSICALS
 MINOR INJURIES
 MAJOR INJURIES
*CHECK WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
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THE NUMBER ONE WAY TO PREVENT
INJURIES IS INVOLVEMENT IN OUR
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
PROGRAM.
If you are a football player you will be hurt
during the course of a season.
To play in games you have to be able to
practice hurt.
If you miss all week due to practice you will
more than likely not play on Friday.
Hurt versus injured? Our player safety is our
number one priority.
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If you are injured you are expected to be at
every football function: INJURIES ARE NOT
AN EXCUSE TO MISS. There will be
something for you to do: rehabilitation with
our athletic training staff, mental reps,
alternative conditioning. If you cannot attend
practice inform the head coach.
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Injuries that result in an extended loss of
practice time will more than likely result in loss
of playing time or starting position. Many
times when an athlete is cleared there is loss of
conditioning, reaction time, strength, etc., or
someone else has stepped up during that
time. If this seems unfair, put yourself in the
position of the player who has worked just as
hard, stepped it up, and is playing well.
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Can you get the job done consistently better
than your teammates?
No player owns a position. All positions are
constantly evaluated.
Players are placed where they will help the
team and where the have the best chance to be
successful.
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99.9% of all parents are emotionally unable to
evaluate their son's athletic ability and they do
not have the technical expertise to do so.
Parents do not have the ability to evaluate their
son daily in the areas of work ethic,
performance, and attitude.
You have to be able to run and like to hit!
Your sons perspective???
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We will try to have 22 starters at the 9th grade
JV, and varsity level. Playing time will be
based on the following criteria: a) they have
practiced every day; b) they know the plays; c)
they can consistently do their job better than
others, d) great attitude and effort, and d) they
can defend themselves. The 3 C’s
(commitment, character, consistency) are part
of the evaluation process. This does not mean
all playing time will be equal.
•Reward.
•All
sophomores on up will have the opportunity to
travel but it is a privilege that may be taken away.
We won’t take those who don’t want to be thereeliminate distractions.
•Only freshmen on the depth chart will travel to
varsity games.
•9th grade QB’s always travel.
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Will involve parent, head coach, position
coach, and player or no meeting.
This will allow input from every party
involved and prevent double talk.
This protects all parties involved.
Playing time discussion will be kept to a
minimum-coaches call.
Other players will not be discussed.
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All student-athletes have to pass four credits to
be eligible.
See academic guidelines power point on
website.
What I do:
 Free recruiting services
 Video
 Player info sheets
 Phone calls and faxes
 College coaches visits with players
 Combines: NATS, Nike, etc.
 Other combines/recruiting services-don’t waste your
money???
 If you are good enough to get a scholarship, they will
find you in most cases.
What can you do? Make contacts on your own or tell me
who you want me to contact or send video to.
What I am asked by college coaches:
1.
Academic standing (9th & 10th grade years are
most important)?
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Character?
3.
Work ethic?
4.
Height and speed?
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Commitment and passion toward the game?
6.
Does he play other sports?
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Has he registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse?
See website.
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What is their Facebook account?
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Most Division 1 scholarships are offered during
Junior year.
1AA and Div. 2 offers scholarships.
Div. 3 schools do not offer athletic scholarships
but their student-athletes may get better aid
packages.
Go play if you get the chance—Div. 3 schools
are loaded with All-State FB players
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$100
This money goes towards: T-shirt/shorts,
game socks, mouthpiece, locker magnet name
tag, pre and post game meals, camp food and
drinks, etc.
This fee may be paid in installments
throughout the season. See me to make
arrangements.
At least $20 has to be paid to get t-shirt/shorts.
VOLUNTEERS?
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After each varsity, jv, and freshmen game we
will need parent volunteers to wash the
uniforms and towels.
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All players will need to have their own weekly
planner.
They will be checked every Thursday to see if
they are being used.
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Triquest
Every player will be expected to sell 25 cards
(friends, family, relatives, neighbors,
classmates, classmates parents)
Blitz night-Parental permission to ride with
another student
Other fundraisers
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Dr. Jason Winkle
Get out of their comfort zones
Push beyond their perceived limits
Develop teamwork, leadership, physical and
mental toughness-create a team bond
Permission slip
Closing ceremony 1:00
Camo’s, gloves, old shoes
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All are voted on by the staff and players when
they are not stat driven-majority are.
All conference-I nominate and get to vote
All-state I just nominate-no vote
All-star teams
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Staff
Upperclassmen
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It is an expectation that every coach, player,
and parent understands what heat illness is,
what the signs and symptoms are, and how to
prevent and/or treat it.
Fluid intake guidelines.
How we fight it.
Athletic trainer.
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No parents on the practice field, game field, or
in the locker room.
Please pick up your kid on time according to
the schedules, they should not have to call.
If you don’t want your son pushed to his
potential, taught to get up when he is knocked
down, yelled at, mistakes corrected,
disciplined, or pushed out of his comfort zone
then football is not for him.
Physicals ASAP.
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PACKET
CONCESSION STAND SIGN-UP
CAMP MEAL SIGN-UP
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Phone, email, appointment:
[email protected], 462-4312
Please don’t discuss problems with me before
practice or immediately after practice unless
urgent.
Website: under construction (send pictures)

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